The painting that inspired Finnish independence

A new exhibition at the National Gallery marks 100 years of Finland’s independence

The best advent calendars for Christmas 2017

A selection of extravagant, edible and traditional calendars for the festive season

Gallery: 10 Leonardo da Vinci masterpieces

A selection of the Italian master’s greatest paintings

Christmas sandwiches 2017: the best and worst

This year’s turkey sandwiches and veggie options tasted and rated

Gerald Scarfe interview: ‘Donald Trump is fantastic to draw, but Brexit is boring’

The great cartoonist reflects on the art of satire, drawing in war zones and the gentler side of his work

The best places to eat in Soho

Old haunts and brilliant new restaurants in the heart of London

London’s best pop-up bars for winter

Where to go for rooftop lounging, warming cocktails and delicious street food

Recipe: Chocolate tiffin

Add whatever sweet treats you like to this no-bake cake

My great-grandfather, the World War I hero

Tales of individual heroism and sacrifice are at the heart of Remembrance Day

Paddington 2 review: A bear to be reckoned with

The Paddington Bear sequel is hilarious and heartwarming – and a fitting tribute to Michael Bond

Christmas 2017: 10 family shows to book right now

From pantomimes to Dickens, festive productions for all ages

Wine holidays off the beaten track

Vintage wine trips aren’t just the reserve of Napa Valley and the south of France

A brief history of battlefield boozing

Throughout history, alcohol has been a steadfast ally of countless armies

New York for people who already know New York

The Big Apple sights that you might have missed first time around

When is it OK to sign off with an ‘X’?

Emails ending with a ‘kiss’ have become a ubiquitous and confounding part of our working lives

Gallery: Impressionists in London

Tate Britain presents artistic visions of the capital by Monet, Pissaro and Tissot

Recipe: Toffee apples

The classic Bonfire Night treat

Five essential cookbooks for winter

Classic recipes and exotic inspiration for the winter months

Six films to watch in November

Paddington, Poirot and Batman return

Nine brilliant things to do in November

The London Jazz Festival, Tate Liverpool’s new exhibition and the return of Paddington

How Armenia’s winemaking heritage is being rejuvenated

Henry Jeffreys visits a country rediscovering its viticultural riches

Why champagne is still the finest fizz

Sparkling wines from around the world can be delicious, but champagne will always be the best

How Brass Eye skewered our hysterical media age

Two decades after it first aired, no other satire has come close to matching Chris Morris’s prescient masterpiece

Cornwall’s hidden gems

The Roseland Heritage Coast offers dramatic views and luxurious places to stay